Sam Radford

October 25, 2021

Enjoying my girls at every age and stage

I always become suspicious when other parents tell me to enjoy every second of having a baby, to make the most of these years, since their enthusiasm never seems to extend to whatever age their children are now. Finn won’t disappoint me by being eight years old, or fourteen, or thirty-six. He won’t hurt my feelings by growing up.

—Nothern Lights, Flynn Berry

Loved this!

I’m not sure trying to hold onto stages of life with our kids ever works (which is what the ‘savour them while their young’ comments reek of). 

There are good and bad things about every stage of life. Enjoy the good parts. But don’t feel bad about wishing away the bad parts.


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About Sam Radford

Husband, father, lover of books, writer, tech geek, sports fan, and pragmatic idealist from Sheffield, England.